Mitchell Arts Centre Launches Battle of Britain Competition With Local Charity Arch
Mitchell Arts Centre has launched a new competition with local charity Arch.
The competition with children and young people from across Staffordshire region, aims to celebrate the wonders of RJ Mitchell and his design of the Spitfire in what is the 75th Anniversary year since the famous Battle of Britian.
With a number of catagories for all age groups, schools, colleges and nurseries from accross the county are being asked to get involved.
The winners will be made into decorative plates, supported by Steelite which will go on display at Mitchell Arts Centre in the Autumn.A number of mugs will also be made to raise funds for the charity.
The project has also been kindly supported by Operation Spitfire, the local fundraising group who are helping to restore the Spitfire at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
Arch supports child victims of domestic abuse and raises awareness of the issues affecting them. The money raised by the appeal supports children through their journey of recovery. It helps provide them with welcome packs when they move into Arch domestic abuse refuges, ‘Be Healthy Kits’ that include PE kits, water bottles and a school lunch box and an ‘Enjoy and Achieve Pack’ full of a new school uniform, shoes and school bag.
Arch Corporate and Community Fundraiser Ray Elks said: “The competition aims to raise the aspirations of children across the county while supporting the work that we do with children who have suffered from domestic abuse. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to commemorate the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire and Reginald Mitchell.”
The competition will be officially launched at 11am on Friday 24th April in the Spitfire Gallery at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.